'Stamp Out Hunger' drive meets goal on Saturday

May 11, 2013 

The Idaho Foodbank hasn't released a final tally yet, but officials say it looks like Saturday's "Stamp Out Hunger" food drive met — and will likely exceed — the goal of raising 200,000 pounds of food in one day.

The foodbank will release official numbers by the end of the week, once all donations from communities outside the Boise metro area are accounted for.

The annual drive asks residents to leave bags of food on the porch for collection by mail carriers. Volunteers help sort the food for distribution to hungry families.

"The Idaho Foodbank sends a shout out to the postal carriers for their commitment to hunger relief efforts in the communities they serve, and to the hundreds of volunteers who helped unload mail trucks and sort donations today. And of course, a huge thank you to everyone who left a food donation sack at their mailbox today. This food will be distributed immediately, to be gratefully enjoyed by thousands of hungry Idahoans during the next few months," read a statement sent out Saturday evening from the foodbank.

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